Mar 16, 2022
There’s two things you just don’t discuss in a beer joint: politics and religion. Reason being these topics tend to be a bit divisive. You add alcohol to the mix and things could get downright ugly. As was the case one sweltering August evening in Newton, Kansas. 1871. Two lawmen named Mike McCluskie and Billy Bailey got into a heated argument that turned physical and – ultimately – deadly.
What followed was a quest for revenge that led to one of the deadliest gunfights of the old west – the Newton Massacre, also known as the Shootout at Hide Park.
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